Whitefish, Lake

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Species Name:
Coregonus clupeaformis
Sustainability Rating:

Yellow Yellow – Good Alternative

What:

Lake whitefish, part of the trout/salmon family Salmonidae, is an important commercial catch in the Great Lakes, in both Canada and the US.

When:
Available year round
Where/How:

Where: Lake Superior

How: Wild caught; gillnet

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Characteristics

CharacteristicsConsidered one of the best tasting freshwater fish, Lake Whitefish have a high fat content (and as much Omega-3 Fatty Acid as a sockeye salmon).  With an excellent flavor and meat that flakes easily when cooked – there’s a lot to love about this fish!

For Your Menu

MenuBecause of its excellent fat content, Lake Whitefish stays moist no matter how you cook it – it’s also great smoked!

For Your Waitstaff

Wait StaffRemind your customers that this fish is part of the salmon and trout family, and it shares their good characteristics (like high Omega-3 Fatty Acid levels) with a much more mild taste than either salmon or trout.


For Your Retail Display

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